The BB&T Charleston Wine and Food Festival announced Thursday that the ninth annual festival will take place March 6-9, 2014.

“We feel that holding the Festival the first full weekend in March, as opposed to the prior weekend at the end of February, will be a positive thing for the event,” Interim Executive Director Rick Jerue said in a statement. “The way the calendar falls in 2014 gives us two weekends that could be viewed as the first weekend in March. After checking with other events and groups in town and notifying our sponsors and stakeholders of our choice in dates, we are confident that 2014 will be our best year yet.”

Tickets for the 2014 Festival are set to go on sale August 30.